The next DRIFT International Residency – an intensive residency programme run by Zecora Ura and Persis-Jade Maravala, the makers of Hotel Medea – will take place in Rio de Janeiro 12-22 January 2012.
Uninterrupted by the normal constraints of lack of space, time or lack of other artists with whom to work, the richness of this residency lies in the fact that it is truly an exploration of group and individual practice. Each DRIFT Residency is designed with and for the individuals in that specific group.
Participants are encouraged to collaborate with each other, without the goal or pressure of a performance product. It is a model of process and community building that will provoke and inspire different ways of thinking about your practice and different contexts through which ideas are exchanged – that will include training, performing, nightly sharings of process, feedback, one-one-one sessions and insight into your own practice.
The residency will start with a symposium on ‘Small Acts of Disruption’ with speakers from Brazil and UK. All events are included in the residency fee.
This residency will take place in the beautiful mountains of Rio De Janeiro between 3 locations: in Aldeia de Arcozelo, Vera Cruz Natural Reserve and C.P.C Gargarullo (Ponto de Cultura), which is located 120min coach trip away from the city centre and Rio beaches.
Cost is £450 for applications submitted before 20 November 2011 and paid before 2 December 2011, £550 thereafter, and includes food, accommodation, symposium and residency fees (but not flights). Places are limited, so if you're interested then write a statement of interest that describes your practice and what you would like to achieve through the residency and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org